How To Get Kinda Famous?

Hello world, Zee here!

 

Not all magic can be performed anytime anywhere.

Not all magicians are treated equally.

Not all magicians are paid equally.

Stage performers utilize distances and having full control over the environment to perform impossible feats that can only be done on stage and make huge sums of money.

Close-up performers use the advantage of being so close up to spectators to create blind spots to work their miracles and make more than national monthly average income per hour.

TV magicians can use clever filming techniques to turn tricks that can be a bit mundane into the absolute work of art and makes a fortune.

This blog is specially written for those who have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on magic, but still isn’t making a profit from doing magic.

Those who are not interested in getting paid to do what you love can probably stop here. Doing magic purely as a hobby asking for no return is also a beautiful thing to do.

If you want to get paid doing what you love, then the first step is to try to get gigs. That is not too hard. Just ask around, and you will get one in no time.

However, if you want to earn hundreds of dollars per hour as a magician, then you will need to package yourself as a high-end professional performer who is worth hundreds of dollars per hour.

How to do that?

Social Media.

If you have huge legit followings on social media, then it means you are well presented well in front of the world.

The pay difference between someone who has a little to none online presence and someone who has a well-groomed social media accounts is huge regardless of performance quality.

I know, society isn’t fair, but we have to play by society’s rule if we want to become successful in this unfair society.

Use the inequality in your favor, my friend.

I have compiled a small e-book on exactly how to get your name out there and to get recognized. That is the first step of becoming a million-dollar performer, but it is one of the most important steps to take.

For a limited time only, this push start is only $1.99.

I will share everything I know about social media, mostly focused on Instagram, to help you build your own brand and online presence.

If you follow everything I have talked about in this e-book, then you are already way ahead of those who do not work on self brandings.

Get it before it’s gone.

How To Get Kinda Famous? ebook

 

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Social Media Magic Is A Real Thing!

Social media has estimated 2.77 billion users worldwide in 2018.

Social media such as Facebook, Instagram or Tiktok is not only our playground to express our creativity and individuality but also our portfolio in some ways.

For influencers, you can grow your social media following to pursue your dreams and goals.

Your potential clients are very likely to be impressed by your amazing performance clips online and book you for high paying gigs.

Being able to present yourself on the internet is as important as to present yourself in real life if not more.

Patrick Kuns Share the Love has gone viral among magicians which made him a household name within the magic community.

Felix Bodden has gotten numerous high paying gigs in real life with his magic that have gone viral on Instagram which he has shared in his latest release with Sansminds: Social Media Magic Vol 1 

If you want to become a household name in the magic community or attract high ticket clients, then you should start looking into the magic that can move people on the other side of the screen.

Regardless of which platform you choose to perform magic in, take your leap and good luck.

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare yourself to be performance ready for any situation!

What to perform?

Having a great selection of materials to perform in specific situations

Certain magic can have stronger reactions if performed in specific situations. However, it is very hard to perform materials that are best suited for situations that are presented before you. The biggest obstacle is that one might not have a broad enough spectrum of materials to choose from. Therefore, people cannot pull out the ”best” trick with a moment of notice.

If you have never thought of what materials to perform on certain events, then you are very likely to present extremely vague and much less powerful magic to your spectators.

Events to consider:

- Birthday Party

- Halloween

- Christmas

- Local/International Talent Show

- Radio

- TV

- etc.

 

It is always great to have a list of materials that you wish to perform on certain specific events.

If the chance knocks your door and you are not ready, then you will lose this what could have been your life-changing event.

That being said, Halloween is not too far away. What materials would you use to surprise your clients or even friends and family?

Material suggestions for Halloween:

Absolute Zero: Insane visuals. Marvel style. Be like Superman and freeze any small object with a simple blow

Light It Up: Enhance the spooky vibe of any materials in your hands. Summon fire at your will!

Invisible Corner: Hottest trick trending the the magic world right now! Top up your social media game!

 

 

Magic is shameful?

For those of you who think your spectators are not respecting you or even making fun of you, this is a must-read for you.

By the end of it, I hope you walk away thinking differently. I am saying all these from personal experience.

 

Sometimes we feel like spectators are making fun of us for being magicians.

The fact is, those are genuine reactions for those who start to believe magic is real because of your performance.

After some magic, people start to ask you if you can do some ridiculous stuff.

Hands you an orange and asks you to make it disappear?

Can u fly?

Can u make $1 into $100?

Not all of them are making fun of you. They are genuinely excited and are wondering if you can do what they actually wanna see.

We have opened a brief moment of wonderous dreaming for our audience when we show them magic.

We can enjoy performing magic more by acknowledging this fact and just have fun with them with cute honesty.

 

-Master Zee

Armando Lucero is working with SansMinds!

We are proud to announce our partnership with the most exquisite underground card master ever.

For the first time in his career of over 35 years, Armando Lucero has decided to release the first level of his highly guarded workshop to the public.

With a focus on psychology and magical theory, Armando shares his private thoughts and concepts as they apply to sleight of hand and magic with playing cards.  The concepts, however, can be applied to any kind of magic.  Paper Cuts is the culmination of what Armando offers to Level 1 students and beyond of the art.

Paper Cuts is a series of different routines that Armando has specifically constructed to teach lessons about the inner thinking behind magic and composing magical performance pieces.  Divided into 12 different routines, including a few variations and extra concepts, Armando shares not only performance pieces that are ready for a professional show but also thoughts and ideas on how to improve all of your magic.

What is Paper Cuts?

Paper Cuts is a DVD series designed by Armando Lucero to teach the effects and philosophy of his Paper Cuts private workshop.  A Workshop designed for students of any skill level, but mostly geared toward magicians who are more intermediate or advanced.  The Paper Cuts series with SansMinds contains all of the information taught in the private workshop and a lot more that was created just for these DVDs.
What kind of material is taught on the DVDs?

Paper Cuts, as the name suggests is composed of entirely card magic.  Each DVD features a series of routines designed for real world work and performance.  As well, each effect has an accompanying explanation and discussion.  In the discussions, the effects are explained from a technical, theatrical, and philosophical point of view.  There is also great care taken with each routine to teach an important lesson about performance, and how to apply those techniques and lessons to other routines in your show.

 

What is the Workshop Deck?

The Workshop Deck is a custom designed deck of cards made specifically for Armando Lucero.  Everything from the type of paper stock, to the feel, finish, and cut of each card has been hand crafted to Armando’s Specifications.

 

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Why are the DVDs being released one per month?

To be consistent with Armando’s philosophy of teaching, the material is being given one piece at a time.  The material on these DVDs is very complex, and rich in philosophy, technique, sleight of hand, choreography, and presentation.  Every piece invites a discussion with your audience and stands to hold more power than more typical card effects and therefore deserve more time and energy.

 

How is Paper Cuts related to the Coin Menagerie and Pasteboard Devices Workshops that Armando Lucero offers Privately?

Paper Cuts is a completely different workshop and shares no effects or techniques in common with these other private workshops.  The philosophy, theatrical technique, and advice is, however, consistent with all workshops that Armando teaches including Paper Cuts.

Our 2017 Reel is Now Live!

Magic has changed. 

Every year we watch as the landscape for all magicians changes with every YouTube phenomenon, AGT appearance, or Instagram video.  We see an art that every day increases the size of the gap between what’s possible on the screen of a TV or phone, and what you can see live.

In 2017, we did some soul searching. And in that time a vision formed in our minds. A vision of a world where what’s possible on TV is possible right before your eyes. 

To make this vision true, we had to go on a journey.  We traveled the world, worked with hundreds of creators, and sought the advice of some of the greatest masters in out art.  And now that our journey of discovery has come to an end, a new one can begin. A journey where we bring our vision to life.

We are back, and stronger than ever. Ready or not, big things are coming. 

But in the meantime, we want to be able to share what we can with everyone, and so… long overdue, here is our 2017 Reel!  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

SansMinds Has a New Section on the Magic Cafe!

SansMinds has always looked toward the future.  We care about the innovation and development of the best magic tricks in the world.  And we want to make sure that those tricks for sale right here on our website. 

But looking to the future is not the only path.  We have to also look through our past and be as inclusive as possible.  And so SansMinds is proud to announce that Steve Brooks has honored us by creating a special forum for us on the Magic Cafe! 

We think of it as a great new way for us to connect with new customers and have a suitable place for informal discussion regarding what we produce, how, and how to use it. 
It’s called “SansMinds Magic” and you can find it under the Room of Wonders section on the Cafe.  You can find every SansMinds related topic both past and present as well as all upcoming posts.  

We can’t wait to hear from you, and keep the conversation going.